Motus Caeli

Year: 
2018
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Jamison Burke (Graduate Student)
Department: 
Physics
Lab: 
Howell Lab

Description

The Earth and Venus are in an 8:13 orbital resonance — 8 Earth-years is almost exactly 13 Venus-years. The red lines in this image connect the Earth and Venus at 800 different points in their orbits over the course of 8 Earth-years. Collectively these lines create this pattern hidden in the heavens. To see this pattern getting formed over the course of the orbits, please visit: tinyurl.com/MoCaGif. To see this pattern getting formed, with additional sound that corresponds to the distance between the two planets, please visit: tinyurl.com/MoCaVid. All coding done in Mathematica.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB